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>> reporter: take care, everybody. jon: and good morning to you as we begin "happening now" on this monday, a very special welcome back to jenna lee. jenna: thank you very much. jon: anything big happened while you were gone? jenna: got married, went on a honeymoon. i'm back for good. jon: glad to have you. brand-new developments in the debt showdown as the clock ticks closure to government default. now the tea party is stepping in, pushing its cut, cap and balance plan. jenna: ccp, a measure that raises the limit on america's credit card by another $2.4 trillion, only after big and immediate spending cuts, as well as a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget. jon: it looks likely to pass in the house but the senate is a very different story. mike emanuel live at the white house for us now. what is the latest from the white house, first of all, mike? >> reporter: jon the white house perspective that this is a huge problem, our nation's debt, so this is the time to do something big and do something bold. it is not clear where the votes will be in terms o
karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put bachmann in first place. >> republican primary voters are looking for somebody who has -- brings some excitement, who brings something different to t
's check in with jon scott for what's coming up on "happening now. jon: thank you, a massive dust cloud swallows a major u.s. city, crippling travel, knocking out power. what's behind this monster storm? >>> plus a frightening new warning for u.s. airlines, terrorists, having trouble getting people to carry bombs outside the body, might try to put them inside a body to take down a jetliner. >>> and imagine living to be more than 100 years old. how about living to be 1000? researchers say that reality is actually closer than you might think. we'll see you at the top of the hour. alisyn. alisyn: good stuff, jon, thank you very much. >>> well, he's leading all republican candidates in the polls and the pocketbook. mitt romney, far and away the fundraising champ of the 2012 season thus far. but does that mean he's going to win the nomination? we are live, looking at that from the nation's capitol. bill: we have dramatic videotape of a severe rain storm trap ago man under a bridge, check it out in las vegas, a homeless man, holding on for dear life over an overpass, crews tethered him to a s
following overnight but democrats and republicans seem no closer to a deal. abc's jon karl is covering it from capitol hill. we are seeing fire from the house speaker. >> reporter: we sure are. this vote today on his debt ceiling plan is the highest-stakes vote of his term as speaker of the house, and he is doing everything he can to get those tea partyers in line. john boehner is now demanding republicans stand with their party. in a closed door meeting he had a stern message for tea partyers who just don't like his debt ceiling plan. boehner told them get your ass in line. sources at the meeting tell abc news, a day after another republican leader attempted to rally the troops with a clip from the movie "the town." >> i need your help. i can't tell you what it is. you can never ask me about it later and we're going to hurt some people. >> which car are we going to ta take? >> reporter: allen west liked what he heard. >> i told him i would drive the car. >> they could have used "rudy," "hoosiers," "band of brothers" but this is the movie they decided on. >> reporter: maybe they can us
but not taking part in the ames straw poll. jon huntsman is the same way. viewing iowa not necessary to his path. is that a dangerous move? >> i think is it very dangerous. if you look to the last cycle and think what happened with rudy giuliani and the guys that decided we can bypass the social conservative, a fool's game. you don't gain momentum. south carolina is sitting right there and south carolina is going to bring back the social conservative issues. by the way, rick perry is a guy who is strong on abortion. a guy who has a strong position in gay marriage and he appeals to the social conservative. if he is there with the money he's a major player. >> bret: agree? >> yeah, the potential is he invites somebody else to the dance not making a big play in iowa. if he made a big play and won it, won caucus, it could be over before it started. it makes strategic sense on one level that he dumps resources in there and had nothing to show for it except for embarrassment to overcome the rest of it there is a risk there from a front-runner to skip an early state. >> bret: we haven't talked about sa
-rights. >>> mime republican jon huntsman led a motorcycle ride through the salt lake valley this weekend. huntsman is focusing his early efforts on new hampshire. the former ambassador to china is touting his fiscal conservatism credentials. >>> democrats and republicans seemed to agree that the debt limit needs to be raised, but there was not much common ground about issues surrounding the federal budget ability the us economy. >> every leader sitting down with the president said we cannot default on america's debt. if we call into question the full faith and credit of the united states for the first time in your history, interest rates will go up and this recession will get worse. >> i don't have any confidence that anything that republican or democratic leaders is going to lead to the solutions. ill am looking for a win-win and a way to raise the debt ceil and we need to, but we need to address fundamentally what got us into debt. >> one issue now being discussed involves a balanced budget amendment to the us constitution. >>> memorial may be the final day of the minnesota's government shut
's devolved into jon and kate gosselin fighting over who gets the toaster oven. >> they accused of president obama of hiding in the basement over debt ceiling talks. joe biden accused of president obama of locking him in the basement. stay down there. >> i heard if we don't raise the debt limit, the debt ceiling we could lose our aaa rating. yeah. and i said for the love of god, why doesn't the auto club mind their own damned business. >> i guess that's one benefit to this insanity happening in washington it's so frustrating the american people it is fantastic fodder for late night. >> they got plenty of material. he talks about aaa, they ought to get this settled, drive people to -- this is we're talking seriously -- >> a mess. >> it is. something that's got to get done. i mean that on a searups note. this is affecting a lot of, going to take a lot of people on a lot of levels. the level of frustration has gotten to a point where it's at a fever pitch. let's go d.c., get something done. >> it's politics. >> we will continue to follow it for you, that is the good news. >> i think we should h
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